When trying to stick to a budget, some people will just look for the first pair of discount sunglasses they come across and buy them without giving any thought to whether they are going to look good or not. According to the folk at Olympic Eyewear though, there are lots of things to consider when trying to find the perfect pair of shades.
What to Look for in Sunglasses
One of the most important things to look for in a good pair of sunglasses is comfort. If you are going to be wearing the glasses for prolonged periods, you will want them to fit snugly on your face so that they provide a comfy fit. You should not feel pressure from them when you are wearing them, and you should not be left with an indentation on the nose or feel them pressing into your cheeks or forehead when you smile, for example. They should also feel snug on your ears and not put too much pressure in this area. When trying on sunglasses, you can get an idea of their comfort level and how snug they will fit by putting them on, looking down at the floor, and gently shaking your head from side to side. The glasses should not fall off, nor should they press into the side of your head.
Sunglasses should also complement the shape of your face so that they look good on you. In general, a pair of sunglasses that is a different shape to your face will look good. So if you have a round face, steer clear of round sunglasses, and if your face is more square shaped, you will want to avoid square shaped glasses.
Determining the shape of the face might be difficult for some people. It can be hard to tell what is classed as what when it comes to face shapes. However, if your jaw is strong and defined and is around the same width as your forehead, you probably have a square-shaped face. Those with a round face won’t have many angles and the widest part of their face will typically be the cheek area.
It is easier to tell if you have a long or oval face as it will be noticeably longer than wide. Finally, if you have a heart-shaped face, your forehead will be wider than your chin. This might also be known as a triangular-shaped face.
The color of the sunglasses is also worth considering. For example, darker frames and lenses look great on those with dark or grey hair but can overwhelm those with fair or red hair, who tend to look better with lighter colored frames and cool colored lenses.
How Much Protection Should Your Sunglasses Have?
Although you might be choosing the style of sunglasses based on how they look, protection is an especially important factor when it comes to shades. You should therefore look for full protection from harmful UV rays. Any sunglasses you buy should have a label or mark that indicates full protection. It might say ‘UV400’ or ‘100% UV protection’. Remember, just because a pair of sunglasses has dark lenses does not automatically mean they protect against UV rays. You must look for the mark.
When you know what to look for in sunglasses, it is easier to find a pair to suit your budget. There are thousands of pairs to choose from and whatever your budget, you will find the perfect pair to suit your face and coloring, if you know what looks good on you. Remember, two of the most important things to look for is comfort and protection.